The J. Paul Getty Museum is home to troves of fascinating historical artifacts. And last week, the museum announced a project to give the public unfettered access to it. The Open Content Program makes 4,600 high-resolution images available for free and for any use whatsoever. Here are 11 gems to help begin your historical journey.
Carleton Watkins, Cathedral Rock - Yosemite, 1861, Albumen silver print.
Carleton Watkins took a whole mess of beautiful pictures of Yosemite and the American West before Ansel Adams was even born!
William Henry Jackson, Dale Creek Bridge, Union Pacific Railway, 1885, Albumen silver print.
This... reminds me of an old-timey hyperloop.